Higher Education Statistics

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The Department of Education, Skills and Employment Strategy and Data Group is responsible for the collection and dissemination of statistics relating to the provision of higher education at all Australian institutions.

Background to the collection of statistics

The department manages a comprehensive set of statistics referred to as the Higher Education Statistics Collection.

Data included in the Higher Education Statistics Collection relate to:

  • courses provided by higher education institutions;
  • numbers and characteristics of students undertaking courses;
  • student load;
  • completion of units of study and courses;
  • student liability status;
  • numbers and characteristics of staff in higher education institutions;
  • income and expenditure for higher education institutions;
  • research activity; and
  • undergraduate applications, offers and acceptances.

Dissemination of data from the Higher Education Statistics Collection

The department disseminates data from the collection through statistics publications, datasets, tabulations, extracts and analyses prepared for clients.

In addition, many reports and monographs produced by the department and other agencies contain data from the collection. The data are widely used by the department, other Commonwealth and State/Territory agencies, higher education institutions, researchers and individuals in the community as a whole.

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Higher Education Statistics.

Results

  1. 2018 Section 14 Award course completions

    Created: 28 October 2019

    Higher education award course completion tables for the 2018 full year. Award course completions are conferred after the successful completion of all the academic requirements...

  2. 2018 Section 15 Attrition, success and retention

    Created: 28 October 2019

    Higher education attrition, success and retention rate tables for the 2018 full year.

  3. 2018 Section 16 Equity performance data

    Created: 28 October 2019

    Higher education equity performance tables for 2018 full year.

  4. 2018 Section 2 All students

    Created: 28 October 2019

    Higher education all student enrolment tables for the 2018 full year. All students include commencing and continuing students.

  5. 2018 Section 3 Commencing student load

    Created: 28 October 2019

    Higher education commencing student EFTSL (Equivalent Full-time Student Load) tables for the 2018 full year. Commencing students are persons who have enrolled for the first time...

  6. 2018 Section 4 All student load

    Created: 28 October 2019

    Higher education all student EFTSL (Equivalent Full-time Student Load) tables for the 2018 full year. All students include commencing and continuing students.

  7. 2018 Section 5 Liability status categories

    Created: 28 October 2019

    Higher education liability status categories tables for the 2018 full year. These tables provide information on a student’s status for a unit of study (Commonwealth Supported...

  8. 2018 Section 6 Indigenous students

    Created: 28 October 2019

    Higher education indigenous student tables for the 2018 full year. Indigenous students are those who self-identify as being of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait...

  9. 2018 Section 7 Overseas students

    Created: 28 October 2019

    Higher education overseas student tables for the 2018 full year. Overseas students includes students who have temporary entry visas, or are diplomats or a dependent of a...

  10. 2018 Section 8 Special courses

    Created: 28 October 2019

    Higher education special courses tables for the 2018 full year. Students undertaking special courses include courses that:...

  11. 2018 Section 9 Ethnicity related data

    Created: 28 October 2019

    Higher education ethnicity related tables for the 2018 full year. These tables provide information on country of birth and language spoken at home.

  12. 2018 Student summary infographic

    Created: 28 October 2019

    Higher education student enrolment summary statistics for the 2018 full year.

  13. 2018 Student summary tables

    Created: 28 October 2019  |  Last modified: 15 October 2020

    Higher education student enrolment and EFTSL (Equivalent Full-time Student Load) summary tables for the 2018 full year.

  14. 2019 List of higher education institutions

    Created: 8 September 2020

    A list of higher education institutions for the 2019 reference year by State and Type – Public Universities (Table A), Private Universities (Table B and Table C) and Non...

  15. 2019 Section 1 Commencing students

    Created: 8 September 2020

    Higher education commencing student enrolment tables for the 2019 full year. Commencing students are persons who have enrolled for the first time in a particular course at a...

  16. 2019 Section 10 Open Universities Australia

    Created: 8 September 2020

    Higher education student enrolment and EFTSL (Equivalent Full-time Student Load) tables for the 2019 full year offered through Open Universities Australia (OUA). Units of study...

  17. 2019 Section 11 Equity groups

    Created: 8 September 2020

    Higher education equity groups tables for the 2019 full year. Equity groups include students that:...

  18. 2019 Section 12 Academic organisational units

    Created: 8 September 2020

    Higher education academic organisational unit tables for the 2019 full year. An academic organisational unit group provides a means for standardising academic organisational...

  19. 2019 Section 13 Private Universities (Table C) and Non-University Higher Education Institutions

    Created: 8 September 2020  |  Last modified: 15 October 2020

    Private University (Table C) and Non-University Higher Education Institution tables for the 2019 full year. Tables include data on student enrolments, student EFTSL (Equivalent...

  20. 2019 Section 14 Award course completions

    Created: 8 September 2020  |  Last modified: 8 October 2020

    Higher education award course completion tables for the 2019 full year. Award course completions are conferred after the successful completion of all the academic requirements...

  21. 2019 Section 15 Attrition, success and retention

    Created: 8 September 2020

    Higher education attrition, success and retention rate tables for the 2019 full year.

  22. 2019 Section 16 Equity performance data

    Created: 8 September 2020

    Higher education equity performance tables for 2019 full year.

  23. 2019 Section 2 All students

    Created: 8 September 2020

    Higher education all student enrolment tables for the 2019 full year. All students include commencing and continuing students.

  24. 2019 Section 3 Commencing student load

    Created: 8 September 2020

    Higher education commencing student EFTSL (Equivalent Full-time Student Load) tables for the 2019 full year. Commencing students are persons who have enrolled for the first time...

  25. 2019 Section 4 All student load

    Created: 8 September 2020

    Higher education all student EFTSL (Equivalent Full-time Student Load) tables for the 2019 full year. All students include commencing and continuing students.

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